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Night in the Woods developer cancels project in wake of assault allegations

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Yesterday, a number of high-profile men in the video game industry were accused of sexual assault, including Alec Holowka, a composer and designer behind the indie hit Night in the Woods. Today, Holowka’s development partners announced that they’re cutting ties with him, which will include canceling a current in-development project. Scott Benson, co-creator of the game, describes the cancelled project as “a small thing for our Night in the Woods Kickstarter backers.” The team will also be postponing launch of the physical release of Night in the Woods, though the upcoming iOS port, which is being handled by an outside company, will stay on track.

“We’ve received a lot of emails and messages in the past few days, often very hurt and…

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